Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Mar 2013 10:44 UTC, submitted by Laurence
Hardware, Embedded Systems Steve Mann on his 35-year history building and wearing computerised eyewear. "Was it blind luck (pardon the expression) that I was wearing this vision-enhancing system at the time of the accident? Not at all: I have been designing, building, and wearing some form of this gear for more than 35 years." Glass has the potential to have a huge impact on the world - and just like with the advent of the mobile phone, people are afraid, cynical, and unable to see the possibly huge benefits of systems like this.
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RE[3]: Comment by gan17
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 5th Mar 2013 22:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by gan17"
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

Then you would agree that having a heads up display would be a good thing, right? I mean, having no reason to take your eyes off the road would reduce driver distraction and cause people to pay more attention to the road.

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RE[4]: Comment by gan17
by zcal on Wed 6th Mar 2013 04:44 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by gan17"
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2012-07-27

Only if it displayed information strictly relevant to the operation of the vehicle, which likely wouldn't be the case with a product like Glass.

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RE[4]: Comment by gan17
by zima on Fri 8th Mar 2013 16:29 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by gan17"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

There are cars with HUD, projected on the windscreen. Thing is, that's usually just for speed, and sometimes the arrows of GPS (plus the usual voice commands of course).
But Glass is about different things...

There's a close parallel (comparable speeds) with a skydiving course at my place - recording devices are strictly prohibited.

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